The new annual Ellen Conroy Kennedy Poetry Prize honors our dear co-founder (1932-2020) and supports HoCoPoLitSo's live literary programs. The winner's poem is published on HoCoPoLitSo's website and the winning poet celebrated with a press release, on social media, in a blog interview, and in the annual report.
Eligibility: We welcome submissions from poets all ages and in all styles, including experimental, traditional, and short narrative poems. Each poet may submit one or more previously unpublished, original poems to total no more than 60 lines or three pages. HoCoPoLitSo-appointed judges will consider each poem separately and without identifying author information to select one winning poem of exceptional quality. HoCoPoLitSo Board Members and staff are not eligible to submit.
Evaluation: Each poem will be judged separately and read anonymously.
Reading Fee: $10
Deadline: September 30, 2021
The winner will be notified by November 15, 2021.